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Spiced Cherry Chicken Wings

Course Appetizer, Snack
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 2


Cherry Glaze

  • 1 cup cherries halved and pitted
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp black vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 inch piece ginger sliced
  • 2 cloves whole
  • 1/2 star anise
  • 1/8 tsp chili flake
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/8 tsp black peppercorn
  • 1/8 tsp coriander seed


  • 12 chicken wings
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • green onion for garnish



  • Combine all the ingredients in a small pot and set over low/medium-low heat. Bring to a simmer. Cook until the cherries are soft and the liquid has reduced to 1/3. Strain the liquid and push the cherry pulp through the sieve. Discard the skins and spices. Set the glaze aside until ready for use.


  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Pat the chicken wings dry and sprinkle with salt. Cover a sheet pan with foil and place a rack on top. Place the chicken wings on the rack and bake for 15 minutes. Turn the wings over and bake another 15 minutes. Turn the wings again and increase the heat to 425. Bake for 15 minutes, Turn over and glaze with sauce. Bake for 15 more minutes. Glaze again and bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven and cool slightly before serving. Garnish with green onions if desired.